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Raby, Rosalind Latiner – College and University, 2020
In the United States, approximately 33 percent of all community colleges offer at least one type of international education program; of those, about 13 percent offer designated education abroad programs (Malveaux and Raby 2019). Advocacy for community college international education is also not new and is evident in publications, reports, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Study Abroad, Institutional Mission
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Rodeiro, Carmen Vidal; Shaw, Stuart – College and University, 2020
Many U.S. students working toward a high school diploma can take Cambridge Assessment International Education courses. This article explores the characteristics and postsecondary enrolment patterns of a cohort of 2014-15 public high school graduates in the state of Washington who participated in a Cambridge program of learning. The outcomes of the…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Course Selection (Students), High School Graduates, Exit Examinations
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Sandlin, Michele – College and University, 2019
This feature focuses on the five areas an institution needs to know before implementing holistic measures. These include: what does a holistic review entail, how to be legally complaint, Sedlacek's noncognitive variables, applying student success measures, and the vital importance of training.
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Success, Holistic Approach, Compliance (Legal)
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Beck, Leesa; Wright, Alexis – College and University, 2019
The oldest Millennials are now well-established in their careers, requesting flex schedules so they can take their kids to soccer practice in the afternoons; they have little in common with the typical 18- to 22-year-old undergraduate in many college classrooms. For faculty at campuses serving primarily traditional students, it seems like a good…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Age Groups, Student Characteristics, Cohort Analysis
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Ishitani, Terry; Flood, Lee – College and University, 2018
The number of transfer students in U.S. postsecondary education has been growing. Of students who transferred from four-year institutions, 52 percent transferred to two-year institutions. Although transferring is an imperative for many students, little about the whereabouts of transfer students is known beyond descriptive statistics. Coupled with…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Social Integration
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Andini, Veena; Rao, Sandeep – College and University, 2018
In India, universities often study the broad characteristics of students who migrate to their state for educational purposes. This provides them with opportunities to collaborate with the state government in order to introduce education policies that can influence future students' migration decisions. While studies already exist that focus on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Choice, Out of State Students, Probability
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Iloh, Constance – College and University, 2018
Much of what is known about college access, admissions, and student experiences is largely a result of studies and practices focused on "traditional-aged" college students. While these studies and efforts have provided substantial information to guide our field, they are inherently limited by their intentional and narrow focus on younger…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Admission, Student Experience, Educational Research
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Parrish, Jesse; Parks, Rodney; Taylor, Alexander – College and University, 2017
Increasingly, college students struggle to find translatable meaning in their college experiences. Following a program of study and dabbling in a few extra-curricular experiences proves to be enough to graduate, but somehow some students fail to thrive in all areas of well-being once they are at work. If this disconnect is rooted to a lack of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Alignment (Education), College Students, Work Study Programs
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Tobin, Thomas – College and University, 2017
The class of 2020 includes some of the youngest members of the millennial generation. Most having been born in 1998, these students are so-called "digital natives." The academy must be ready to accept, welcome, and instruct these students. Doing so effectively may mean increasing the understanding of the issues that have shaped their…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, College Graduates, Student Characteristics, Generational Differences
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Heitzman, Amy Claire; Somers, Patricia – College and University, 2015
Since the end of the military draft in 1973, women have entered military service in greater numbers: Women currently account for 16 percent of active-duty service personnel; by 2035, they will account for 15 percent of the total veteran population (National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics 2011). The profile of female veterans differs…
Descriptors: Veterans, Females, Profiles, College Choice
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Shaw, Stuart – College and University, 2011
As part of the continuing program to study the impact of its international assessments, the University of Cambridge International Examinations ("Cambridge") has undertaken a series of studies investigating the impact on a range of US stakeholders. This paper reports on research designed to respond to a series of washback and impact…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Investigations, Stakeholders
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Mattern, Krista D.; Woo, Sang Eun; Hossler, Don; Wyatt, Jeffrey – College and University, 2010
Admissions committee members often speak of "it" as an important consideration during the admissions process; however, empirical evidence documenting the efficacy of "it" as a basis for admission is scarce. The purpose of this research was to test the validity of student-institution it as a significant predictor of college success--specifically,…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Predictor Variables
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Miller, T. E.; Herreid, C. H. – College and University, 2008
This article presents a project intended to produce a model for predicting the risk of attrition of individual students enrolled at the University of South Florida. The project is premised upon the principle that college student attrition is as highly individual and personal as any other aspect of the college-going experience. Students make…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Attrition, Admission (School), Regression (Statistics)
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Anderson, Joan L. – College and University, 2006
Data from graduate student applications at a large Western university were used to determine which factors were the best predictors of success in graduate school, as defined by cumulative graduate grade point average. Two statistical models were employed and compared: artificial neural networking and simultaneous multiple regression. Both models…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Grade Point Average, Predictor Variables, Success
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Ward, Janet – College and University, 2005
This article provides the basic elements for constructing a comprehensive enrollment management plan. While enrollment professionals develop and implement plans, it is important to recognize that the campus climate and institutional leadership impact the enrollment plan's development and implementation. This article will focus on three components…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Enrollment, Educational Planning, Educational Environment
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